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Making Your City "EV Ready"

As cities look to capitalize on the opportunity that EVs can bring, from lower maintenance costs for consumers to better air quality for residents, they also must lay the groundwork for their communities to become ‘EV ready’.
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Analysis: Electric Vehicles Pay Their Fair Share

Recent tax policy analysis by the Great Plains Institute for Drive Electric Minnesota found that electric cars pay just as much or more taxes as comparable gasoline vehicles.
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The Lowdown on the Federal EV Tax Credit

If you’re thinking about purchasing a plug-in vehicle in 2017, chances are good that you’ll still be able to cash in on that deal, but it won’t be around forever.
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May 6, 2019

The EV-olution is here!

Earlier this spring, 100 electric vehicle (EV) stakeholders gathered for a day-long event, “EV-olution: Charging Ahead with Electric Vehicles in Minnesota Communities,” held at the at the Como Park Zoo…

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April 16, 2019

Minnesota Legislature at a Crossroads – Accelerate Electric Vehicle Benefits in the State or Hit the Brakes

Minnesota’s emerging electric vehicle (EV) industry is at an important pivot point. After years of effort by many people and organizations, the conditions are right for growth…

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April 14, 2019

Federal Bipartisan Effort Seeks to Expand Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

With more Americans taking advantage of the federal tax credit on electric vehicles, a bipartisan group of US senators seeks to remove a roadblock to continue that momentum.

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April 3, 2019

Minnesota Releases a Vision for an Electric Vehicle Future

The Great Plains Institute, which facilitates Drive Electric Minnesota, collaborated with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on a vision for the…

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April 2, 2019

Federal Tax Credit Drives Electric Vehicle Adoption

In a promising sign for the adoption of electric vehicles, some manufacturers are hitting the federal tax credit cap. American taxpayers who purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle are eligible…

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March 27, 2019

Why Electric Vehicle Taxes are the Wrong Strategy for Minnesota

Minnesota lawmakers are considering additional new taxes and fees to electric vehicle (EV) owners. If passed as written, Minnesota would have the highest EV taxes in the US. Currently, the…

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February 5, 2019

Electrify your Ride Sweepstakes Results

Between August 23 and September 16 of last year…

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January 15, 2019

Ride-Sharing with Electric Vehicles Brings Benefits to Drivers and Consumers

This is an exciting time in the electric vehicle (EV) landscape. Tesla just posted a profit for the first time, Volkswagen is helping to build up charging infrastructure…

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November 6, 2018

A Grocery Co-op’s Creative Solution for Offering Electric Vehicle Charging

The first publicly available Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Winona, Minnesota opened for use in the summer of 2018, hosted by Bluff Country Co-op, a community-owned grocery store. Like many other EV charging station…

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October 18, 2018

Another Successful Drive Electric Week in Minnesota!

September 16, 2018 brought another successful National Drive Electric Week in Minnesota to a close. Drive Electric Minnesota partners held events throughout the state and collectively educated nearly 1,500 people…

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